Happy Memorial Day to all who gave for us

From our little Village of Liverpool, N.Y., to every community large and small in this country of ours: Happy Memorial Day 2020. We give our thanks to those who gave their lives serving in the U.S. Military. That is the true and original mission for this holiday. I mean no disrespect when I also extend…

Our photogenic friend Lexi

Our safe backyard barbecue visit to our great friend and neighbor Georgia’s house was made even more special because we got to hang around with Lexi, too. The beautiful black lab is just about the same age as our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B. Lexi likes to receive my head rubs, and, yeah, a little…

That’s a big bunny

While appreciating a safe barbecue in our great friend and neighbor Georgia’s backyard, I spotted a rabbit in an adjacent yard. I grabbed my iPhone 8 and quietly moved off to investigate. It was a large rabbit. A really large rabbit. I was surprised how it allowed me the opportunity to zoom in several times.…

A neighborly, safe cookout

Our great friend and neighbor Georgia asked us over for a bit of barbecue chicken and such. We talked it over and decided we could visit her backyard safely. Indeed, we were able to keep six feet between us at all times. We showed up wearing masks, but of course had to take them down…

May your life go on to much better things

On a recent safe walk around our neighborhood, my dear wife Karen and I noticed a house or two proclaiming pride for Liverpool High School seniors who are celebrating their graduation. Well done, students. What a time to be sent off to other things, be it college, trade school, gap years, jobs. Life. What’s in…

Welcome to the backyard color

We’re phasing in the colors to our backyard spring blooms. The newest arrival comes out by the shed. I even cut it down some a couple weeks ago. It’s a biggie. I have to stoop low while mowing. I like the looks this time of year, though.

New backyard flower additions will be beautiful

This weekend’s beautiful spring weather allowed me to grab the shovel and dig holes in the spots pointed to by my dear wife Karen. Into our backyard went the two peony plants purchased during this spring’s safe trip to our favorite Liverpool nursery, Ballantyne Gardens. Also now added to our array is the fantastic Mother’s…